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Why Tottenham pulled out of an Adrien Rabiot deal…

GFFN can confirm exclusive reports from Le 10 Sport that Tottenham Hotspur have pulled out of trying to sign PSG central midfielder Adrien Rabiot on loan.

According to the weekly publication, Tottenham did not want to hinder their relationship with PSG President Nasser Al Khelaifi by activating a clause in Adrien Rabiot’s contract which allows the player to leave PSG on loan until the end of the season automatically.

Neither Nasser Al Khelaifi nor Laurent Blanc want the player to take up this option and with the move therefore not sanctioned by the Ligue 1 champions, Tottenham did not want to harm their relationship with Les Parisiens. 

In the meantime, an unknown German club and Spanish side Sevilla have made enquiries in recent days. The player in the meantime is still very interested in finding a club on loan where he is guaranteed continuous first team football and has not excluded a move from the capital.

This is incidentally why Bordeaux’s move for Clément Chantôme is being held up. PSG cannot prevent Adrien Rabiot from leaving the club and do not want to lose 2 central midfielders this window. Until they have assurances from the Rabiot camp, they cannot let Chantôme go. In the meantime, Chantôme has thrashed out terms over a provisional 3.5 year contract with Willy Sagnol’s side.

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